JUNE 20, 2019
Let's do it for all the Sigs who came before us.
Honoring the past and the future by donating now
If the brothers who gathered in 1919 to open our original chapter house could look into the future to see in 2019 what we're doing with our new Centennial Chapter house, they'd be thrilled. We are carrying the torch they past down through the generations. As Brother Larry Culver has said, "we've all warmed ourselves on the fire started by others before us. Now it's our turn to add a log to that fire for Sigs who come after us." So please keep donating so we can fund the purchase, delivery and installation of all furnishings, chairs, beds, lights, desks, washer and dryers, library and chapter room amenities, landscaping, courtyard features, interior and exterior lighting, our Sigma Chi yard sign and much, much more.
In a hundred years, maybe they'll be writing about us, our character and our generosity.
Just visualize opening day August 2020 when you walk through that door and see what you helped to fund. What a joy it will be. Do it for the guys shown on this page. Do it for future Sigs. Do it for your heart.
To donate to the FF&E Fund:
In 1919, our original Sigma Chi chapter house opened. Right: Chapter Founders and brothers gather in a Pullman church for the installation banquet.
ABOVE: Opening our first house in 1919 at Colorado and Monroe.
RIGHT: The installation banquet at a Pullman church with our chapter founders and first Sigma Chi Grand Consul John S. McMillin.
Registration is open for the largest gathering of WSU Sigs - ever. Brothers from all years will join our 100th birthday bash. If you miss it, you’ll be hearing about it the rest of your life.
SEPT. 20: Friday morning golf (email email@example.com)
SEPT. 20: Friday, 5pm-9pm, full dinner, drinks and fun
SEPT. 21: Saturday, 9:30am-noon (for 1pm kickoff), full brunch, drinks and more fun
SEPT. 21: Saturday after-game party at the house (except with an evening kickoff)
Price for registration goes up August 1. To register, go to or call the hotline 206-512-6544.
Come see all the guys and check out construction of our new Centennial Chapter House
The latest bulletin from the committee on rebuilding the Beta Upsilon Chapter House has stirred me to make one more effort to send something, besides the promise to write a prayer of thanksgiving and dedication for the groundbreaking...
We monks do not receive a salary... At the moment, I can afford to send you this $50.
In hoc, David Allen (class of 1952)
For whom are we building the Centennial Chapter House? For the oath we took. "And if feels good!" says Del Schwisow ('61).
1952: "PLANS HAVE BEEN MADE TO BUILD A NEW HOUSE... AND HAVE NOW FINALLY SUCCEEDED." 67 YEARS AGO!
1952 Consul Val Jensen and his beautiful wife Mary Ellen (Theta) recently reminisced that the alumni declared 67 years ago plans to build a new chapter house. It's why Val, now 90, has donated and urges you to do the same until construction is complete and doors open. Go to
Holiday Construction Update: "Absolutely thrilling..."
Hundreds of WSU Sigma Chi alums are all saying the same thing: The very sight of a new Sigma Chi house rising on our beloved California Street property is absolutely thrilling. Watch the progress live on our Centennial Construction Camera on your computer at The approximately 300 attendees at the Centennial Reunion packed the construction site, some wearing hardhats, and embracing brothers from years ago. Since the reunion, pace of construction is amazing and the contractors have winterized the building before snow falls. After we reach our financial goals, we'll open in August.
Sean Alstott '11
Consul Nick Birklid '04
Consul Cliff Woodsin Haack '03
TOM FELDMAN '00
TYLER HANSELL '02
ConsulAdam Gunter '05
Consul Jason Lane '10
Consul Brady Johnson '19
Ethan Stepper '02
Jack Harrison '16
KENZIE HANSELL '03
Consul Amedeo Gallucci '16
Maxwell Mielke '18
Maxwell Thon '16
Joey Burnell '02
Garrett Fisher '01
Consul Ross Brownell '02
Ben Harris '02
MASON HAUPT '21
Kevin Jacobs '20
SIGS FROM THE 2000'S
You kept our chapter going
Sergio Salazar '16
CONSUL GARRETT GLUCK '19
Robert Flatt '12
Justin Frank '02
Philip Grossenbacher '17
Troy Gamble '19
BRYAN SEMPRIMOZNIK '02
Kevin Knight '15
Luke Hansell '09
...you're there for us again.
Trevor Paul '16
Patrick Summit '20
Baily Alvis '22
TRAVIS TRAN '16
Aaron Reibe '01
Paul Garneau '13
Tony Larios '15
Jarrett Gould '20
Consul Brad Wilgus '13
TYLER BOUTZ '10
KYLE HEALEY '19
David Lee '17
Greg Wandro '15
Jerodan Dodge '14
Ryan Stuart '18
Richard Larson '19
Consul Jaime Girard '13
Alan Hartquist '15
Alex Tuck '19
Consul Nate Hyers '11
Alexander Shey '18
Jeff Gilliam '16
Consul Michael Birmingham '19
TAte Mitchell '19
Robert Summers '00
Ryan Sadler '20
BRICE DODGE '17
RUSS YOUNG '02
Jon Wendell '19
KYLE ARNOLD '20
Brendan Smith '17
Aaron Deml '18
Evan Johnson '19
Joel Roeber '20
Ben Duarte '16
MIKE SMALL '15
$50,000 Challenge Match
The Final Push!
ERNEST O. HOLLAND
JOHN S. McMILLIN
ON THIS SITE 1928-2003
stood the old chapter house of WSU Sigma Chi. It's bricks embedded here.
Brother Ernest O. Holland, WSC President, founded our chapter in 1919
and lead construction of the house in 1928 that stood for 75 years.
Brother John S. McMillin, the Fraternity's first national president,
presided over installation of our chapter November 15, 1919
at a house on Colorado and Monroe Streets.
Monument made possible by Brother Col Terry Thomas (1991)
and Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Co., once owned by McMillin,
later by Thomas' ancestors, where these limestone rocks were quarried
for the Grand Opening of our Sigma Chi Centennial Chapter House on
August 8, 2020.
65th Grand Consul Bob Joseph
Frank Slawson, Oregon Sig
Hailey, Meagan, Eric and Brody Slawon
When the Grand Consul shows up for your initiation
Brody Slawson, future Coug
You're invited to our most consequential day since our founding 100 years ago.
Grand Opening of the new
WSU Sigma Chi
Centennial Chapter House
"At last, our day as come. At long last."
August 8th, 2020 -
2pm: Flag raising color guard
2-4pm: Ribbon-cutting ceremony
4-6pm: Reception in every room
4-5pm: Personalized photos
5:15pm: Past Consul group photo
BACK IN ACTION, BABY!
Restoring Old Glory
The Beta Upsilon of Sigma Chi Grand Flagpole Initiative
CAPT Roger Edwards (1978) honors his late father and active duty daughter
CAPT NAVY (RET.)
DEAN H. EDWARDS
T/5 (CORPORAL) WWII
To honor a brother or loved one who has served or is serving, donate to our Flagpole Initiative:
CDR NAVY (ACTIVE)
The Quarantine Lounge
8pm sharp, Thursday, June 11, 2020
THE RETURN OF
CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF OUR FRIEND:
...FORMAL FUNDRAISING CONCLUDES!
YOU MET ALL THE GOALS...
730 NE California Street
Pullman, WA 99163
The most consequential day in our history
since the chapter founding 100 years ago.
Brothers, friends, parents, neighbors, rushees and dignitaries;
Please join us for the Grand Opening of the first all-new fraternity at Washington State University in a generation. The state-of-the-art Sigma Chi Centennial Chapter House will open its doors and begin a new era in fraternity leadership.
Our Grand Opening will feature guided tours, ribbon cutting, receptions throughout the house, unveiling of historical artifacts, christening of a monument to WSC President Ernest O. Holland, Color Guard and the raising of a vintage Sigma Chi flag and a US flag flown over the US Capitol.
WSU President Kirk H. Schulz (confirmed)
Gordy Davis, WSU Sigma Chi 1971
SIgma Chi National President Steven Schuyler (pending)
August 8, 2020:
Tours & Receptions 3pm-6pm
730 California Street, Pullman, Washington
Covid-19 protocols will be followed
RSVP required: , 206-512-6544
"RUSH SIGMA CHI"
Men join fraternities. Leaders of men joining Sigma Chi.
The new Sigma Chi Chapter House
of Sigma Chi
Raymond G. Munns
The original owner of this book
Just a short time after the end of WWII, a young Technical Sergeant learning Army radio operations named Raymond G. Munns inscribed his name in this
Ernie Pyle book "Brave Men." The farm boy from
Pomeroy, Washington had already fought four long
years in the Pacific including Guam and Iwo Jima,
where his little brother Ivan was killed after saving
four lives and trying to save a fifth.
Layne DeWitz, Ray's daughter, died just 35
days before her father
Ray Munns' home in Pomeroy, Washington
Ray eventually returned home where he ran an insurance company Obenland & Munns and had a very large family.In 2011, his daughter Layne died. In her obituary, it said Ray "was a strong role model and set the finest example exemplifying what integrity is." Just 34 days later, at 95, Ray also passed away. Ray was a civic leader and had a 53-year marriage to Shirley. This book made it's way to a small antique store in Pomeroy. Jeff Burnside purchased it in 2020 after which it found its way home to a place worthy of Raymond Munns and Ernie Pyle.